gettin’ cozy at the cones

Disneyland Cars Land
Cars Land, aka Radiator Springs, the most popular attraction at the Disneyland California Adventure, and the main reason we travelled all the way to southern California. My son, who had his birthday recently, is mad about Pixar’s Cars movie, as are many kids his age. Cars Land is HEAVEN. One thing Disney does really well is attention to detail, nothing is done in a half-hearted way. It is expensive to go there, but you can see they spend the money really well. Above, I had about half an hour or so to do some sketching while my son, overwhelmed from a morning spent inside his favourite movie, rested for a bit. I stood at the excellent Cozy Cones motel while happy tow-truck Mater posed for photos with ecstatic kids. Every building there is an incredible and absolutely faithful recreation of the Radiator Springs in the film, from the rocky backdrop catching the warm light right down to the detailing of Sarge’s Surplus Hut or Luigi’s Casa Della Tires. Occasionally, the great car Lightning McQueen himself will ride through, and as the sun goes down, the neon lights of Flo’s V8 Cafe and other buildings come on to the music just as in the film. Every so often the DJ Car (one of the ‘”import punks” from Cars 1) rolls in and plays music while dancers dance with the kids. The Radiator Springs Racers ride is wildly fun, though my son preferred only the Junkyard Jamboree ride, in which the wild tractor cows dance around while riders sit in carts behind them. We went on that about ten times. Yep, for any parent of any Cars-mad kid, a trip to this place is worth every penny.

Below: our hotel room in Anaheim. Got to have the in-room sketch when travelling!
Marriot Hotel Anaheim

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4 thoughts on “gettin’ cozy at the cones

  1. vyvacious

    I’m so excited! I’m going Saturday :) Cars Land is going to be the first place we visit!!

    I especially love ‘Mater in the first sketch and the red accents in the second :)

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    1. pete scully Post author

      Oh, it is TOTALLY worth it. It may be pretty packed on a Saturday though as this place is a BIG HIT with the kids. The Racers ride is great, one thing that is good to know is that they have a single rider line which is much quicker than the regular line, and we went once with the fast pass too. So much cool stuff there. Only downer was that Flo’s V8 Cafe was closed for food so we didn’t get to eat there.

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